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6621 Lakeside Drive, Boise


The most striking feature of this modest, 54-year-old brick ranch home is not visible from the street. Hidden inside is an exposed-beam ceiling running the entire length of the house. Evenly spaced beams support a low-sloped roof and jut outward from the massive center beam like ribs from a sternum.

Many of the home's original cabinets, closet doors and bathroom fixtures--including bathtubs, sinks and lighting--are intact since the home has remained in the same family for 48 years. Blue carpeting currently hides vintage hardwood floors.

The house sits on a .23-acre lot and is located adjacent to the long driveway entrance that belongs to the Plantation Golf Club. A wide, verdant fairway that parallels State Street almost appears to be an extension of the dwelling's back lawn.

A small carport in the back yard will accommodate a golf cart, and a gate in the back fence allows quick access to the course. The family installed a doorbell at the back door for golfing buddies who stop by to visit, and a closet in the kitchen doubles as golf bag storage.

On summer nights, elaborate fireworks burst overhead whenever the Hawks baseball team wins a home game, since Hawks Stadium is just half a mile away.

Pros: Modest brick ranch home located steps away from Plantation Golf Club.

Cons: One-car garage.

Open House: Saturday, May 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.